Matt Kawahara

Age:  30

Hometown:  Glendale Heights, IL

Occupation:  Structural Engineer

Season Bib:  94

Wins:  0

Runner Ups:  0

3rd Places:  0

Podiums:  0

Top Ten Positions:  0

Mens World Ranking 2016/2017:  100h

Mens World Championship 2016/2017:  94th

Competing Since:  Saint Paul 2015

When did you learn to skate?

-Age 4

Did you play hockey growing up?

-Yes- Up until College

What other sports did you play growing up?



If you could do anything non-athletic in your spare time, what is it?

-Travel to new places and see the world

Are there any other good hobbies that you have?


Describe going down an icecross downhill track for the first time:

-The most fun you’ll have falling on your ass

Why do you wake up in the morning?

-Always look to make myself better than I was yesterday.

How long have you been competing in ice cross downhill?
-3 Years

What first got you interested in the sport?
-The speed, adrenaline and complete ridiculousness of it

If there is one piece of advice that you could offer new riders, what would it be?
-Get as much non-flat skating experience as you can and have fun with the races

What is your best result or favourite memory at a Red Bull Crashed Ice?

-2015 St Paul-  First Time ever competing with family there to support me

Who is your favorite sports athlete?

-Sanka from Cool Runnings